NAMI Contra Costa
550 Patterson Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Office: (925) 942-0767
Warmline: (925) 465-3864

Unbiased Medication Information

The consumer site of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists provides easy-to-read information on more than 700 drugs, based on data from its pharmacist members and other experts. The site allows users to search by medication name for information on side effects, what to do if you miss a dose and any dietary considerations.

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices focuses on medication safety and publishes regular reports on common medication errors, such as drugs whose names might cause confusion, it also has an online consumer newsletter with tips on how to read medication leaflets and what to ask the pharmacist.

This site has a Drug Interactions Database detailing potentially harmful combinations. A Compare Drugs feature can help you decide whether one brand-name drug might be more beneficial than another.

The Food and Drug Administration's Consumer Drug Information page has general information about prescription drugs approved since January 1998, including some not yet on the market. Each drug fact sheet has information based on the approved package insert.

Search its Drug and Herb section for information about drugs and herbs by name. The site includes answers on the most important information to know about a drug, who shouldn't take it, what happens in case of overdose and what drugs might interact with it.

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is the official public standards-setting authority for all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the United States.

This site lets users create a pill-taking schedule and search drugs by use, such as "dilates blood vessels" or "controls blood sugar." It also has pictures of common prescription drugs to help identify pills.

This site has continually updated information on the most-prescribed drugs, including side effects, drug interactions, dosage and precautions.

The site offers a drug-interaction checker, pill identifier, and search function for information on 24,000 drugs that includes some photos. It also has the latest drug news and articles, including reports on FDA actions.

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Family to Family

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General Contact Info:

Contact Nancy Seibert at or 925-285-5995

Family to Family Education Program is a twelve week, free week-night series for family members and friends of those individuals with mental illnesses.

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Family to Family

Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Danville Family to Family

Contact Information:
Nancy Seibert at or 925-285-5995

Richmond Family to family

Contact Information:
Mujahidun Sumchai at (510) 237-9277 or

De Familia a Familia

Curso gratuito de 12 semanas.
Para mayor información, haga click aquí.

Para mayor información contactar a: Verónica Mc Manus:
(925) 250-4032 ó

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NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people that have mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

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NAMI Connection

When: Saturday's, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Where:John Muir Behavioral Health Center, 2740 Grant Street, Concord, CA 94520
Held in the Lecture Room.

Contact information:
Doug Halpern: doug.halpern@
or (925) 457-8298

Roberto Roman: or (925) 957-5210

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Peer to Peer is a 10 week class for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

Starting Tuesday, September 10, 2013
6:30-8:30 pm
Sutter Delta Medical Center, Antioch

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Peer to Peer

You can sign up for a class using the online form or download the Peer to Peer Flyer/Application, fill it out and mail it to:

NAMI Contra Costa
550 Patterson Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Contact information:
NAMI Contra Costa Office
(925) 942-0767

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NAMI CC Care and Support Group
3rd Mondy of each month
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Walnut Creek Campus
John Muir Hospital
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Downstairs in the Epstein Conference Room

Park in the free public garage on the La Casa Via side of the hospital.
Facilitated by Sharon Madison and Bob Thigpen.

For more information
or call
925-676-5771 or

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In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.

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In Our Own Voice

For more information,
contact Alita VanHee:
925.324.9844 or

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NAMI FaithNet is a new information resource for faith communities, NAMI members and community partners and for clergy and congreations of all faith traditions who working together to create welcoming, supportive faith communities for individuals and families living with mental illness.

Contact: Monique Tarver at

Other Community
Support Groups

New Multi-language
Family Assistance

Family assistance for those speaking Spanish:
Veronica Mc Manus, defamiliaafamilia
or call (925) 250-4032

Family assistance for those speaking Mandarin:
You can send an email to and someone will get back to you soon.

New Hope Support Group

New Hope Support Group -

Offering support, education and resources to parents/caregivers of older teens and young adults diagnosed with a mood disorder, (bipolar, depression, anxiety and more). Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at the Lafayette/Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive in Lafayette from 7-9pm.

Contact Annette 510-733-0577 or
Cyndy 925-362-9434 for more information.

Membership in the support group is free and open to the community.

NAMI-CC Writers' Group

The Writers' Group
will not meet
until September

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Dual Recovery Anonymous is a 12 Step self-help program that is based on the principals of the Twelve Steps and the experiences of men and women in recovery with a dual diagnosis. The DRA program helps us recover from both our chemical dependency and our emotional or psychiatric illness by focusing on relapse prevention and actively improving the quality of our lives. In a community of mutual support, we learn to avoid the risks that lead back to alcohol and drug use as well as reducing the symptoms of our emotional or psychiatric illness.

Tuesdays 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
John Muir Center for Recovery Classroom B
2730 Grant Street, Concord
Contact: 925.212.2241

Clutterer's Support Group

Overwhelmed by clutter?

ClutterLess is a 510(c)3 non-profit, peer-based, self help support group for people who want to change their cluttering behaior on a deeper level than learning how to organize.

For more information,
please call us at:
or visit or